How to Dress Like The Cars

Our guest blogger, Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, shows you how to get the New Wave band's look.

Even for the most skilled dressers, assembling a killer outfit sometimes requires a little more inspiration than the average online shopping experience provides. Enter Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for recreating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Ingmar Bergman to Willie Nelson. Now she's guest blogging on every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Just leave a note in the comments, and we'll see what we can do.

The Cars' fashion sense is like their music: A mixture of punk, rockabilly, art rock, and pop. This hybrid lends itself to some bold choices in separates (oversize blazers, shoulder pads, leather pants, western boots), but, like the band, the result always satisfies.


On Benjamin Orr (far left), stretch black slim jeans like these from OBEY at Urban Outfitters.


You can find a patterned knit pullover like the one on Greg Hawkes (second from left) at

Ric Ocasek (center) in black-and-white wingtip oxfords.


For the courageous, Ssense offers a variety of leather pants like these ones from DSquared.


Superfuture makes oversize brown sunglasses like the pair on David Robinson (second from right).

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